Quite a heated debate going on about Marlon Bascombe Coach of Lean.Strong.Fast in the NYC area. It looks like a pretty clear case of cheating and fraud to gain entry into Boston this year.
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Derek has done a good job presenting the evidence here. Looks like Marlon took after Mike Rossi and found a route to cut the course of his chosen BQ marathon and was the ONLY runner to have not recorded times at the intermediate timing mats that also finished.
His prior race results do not show anywhere near his BQ level of fitness, he has claimed he once ran a marathon on his own that he doesn't have data on but you have to believe him that was at this level of fitness. He also appears to have edited other race results on Nike + like our friend Mike Rossi.
Given Marlon has a following and a coach, he should be held to an even higher standard than your everyday hobby jogger cheat. His case is far more severe than Gia Alvarez who was outed and ultimately apologized and took ownership of her actions.
What do you think LRC? Should we force the issue and demand his accountability and an apology? Seems to be a very vigorous debate already going on elsewhere so wanted to add it here as I am surprised it hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.